Though many details of The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, have yet to be revealed, there have now been multiple reports that producers have offered Oscar-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman the role of Plutarch Heavensbee — the new Gamemaker at the Capitol. Now that Seneca Crane (Wes Bentley) is pushing up berries daisies, so to speak, President Snow has an open position to fill. That’s where Hoffman (hopefully) comes in.
Unlike Crane, Heavensbee is a far savvier opponent in the political arena, and will play a very crucial role in the franchise’s second installment. And since Hoffman just ended a highly acclaimed run playing Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman on Broadway, his schedule looks wide open to take on one of the biggest movie franchises in Hollywood (other than Twilight, of course).
Let’s hope producers are able to stoke the flames and catch Hoffman’s interest before it’s too late because this is a casting match that will certainly leave fans hungry for more.
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